The Spring season is finally starting to kick up and so are the rocks under the wheels of church vans all over the East treading the roads to Clarkston! These energetic faces have already begun to grace the streets and homes of refugees from the Nations, pouring out what is too good to hold in.
This past month RTN welcomed teams from Northpark and Harvest Baptist Church who came for “Mission 24,” a short-term missions option hosted by RTN over the span of a weekend. Both teams reinforced the groundwork being laid over this city through prayer walking which has been evidenced by sweet fruit as a result. Also, the teams engaged in a service project with the Jolly Avenue Community Garden, a ministry to refugees encouraging dignity, community, and healing. Teams not only had the opportunity to serve this local ministry through the much needed task of delivering flyers for the upcoming registration, but also enjoyed taking part in some organic spiritual conversations with those they met at the door. This was an answered prayer prayed that morning on the garden grounds before heading out!
The Program Director, Jenna Givens, who is also serving as RTN’s intern this Spring, feels thankful and privileged to have such a powerful partnership in connecting the passionate teams of RTN with the unreached refugees she serves in the garden. “It is such a witness to have sold out teams ready to serve, expecting God to do great things, even in the ordinary, because He loves to act on that kind of faith!”
The debriefs were especially something to savor as many left with new and wet eyes in just a matter of a day and a half, understanding more fully God’s own heart for the Nations and having the joy of joining Him in obedience. RTN looks forward to more teams such as these and the powerful work they contribute as megaphones of grace and open hands to raise the Name with Reach The Nations.